Laboratorium of Curatorial Practices
The doors of the Škuc gallery will be open every day for presentation of art projects, ideas and concepts: art and theory production, actions, talks, engaged debate and articulation of personal viewpoints as well as for a complex evaluation of what is presented, for casual chat and sincere talk, criticism and empathy! Visit the reconstructed “Škuc’s bar” !
June 23-29, 2007
Open from 10 am. Free entrance!
Škuc Gallery, Stari trg 21, Ljubljana, Slovenia
ARTISTS are especially invited to Open studio daily between 12 am and 7 pm! We will welcome you, always prepared for a dialogue about your art practice, ideas and concepts, their presentation and production!
LabSUs also offers:
Saturday, June 23
Sunday, June 24
Monday, June 25
Tuesday, June 26
Wednesday, June 27
Thursday, June 28
Friday, June 29
LabSUs is a word pun indicating an open platform with two main coordinates:
The core of LabSUs consists of seven laborants of the Laboratorium WoA who, with their presence in the Škuc Gallery during seven days, set up a space for discussion, reflection and dialogue between artists, curators and critics, theoreticians, interested public, economists and politicians.
LabSUs will initiate discussions, reflect on curatorial strategies and practices, work on production and presentation of art projects as well as interpret, critically and theoretically contextualize or articulate conditions of productions, presentation and distribution of contemporary art.
It will also present the documentary material of the ten years’ activity of the World of Art. LabSUs is an endeavour to create situations which enable the participation and inclusion of both individuals and groups into debate, reflection and dialogue.
LabSUs restores “Škuc’s bar” from the 1980’s as a possible impulse and motivation.
LabSUs is not a group, the emphasis is on individual engagement and responsibility in expressing and articulating opinions and development of conditions for exchange of knowledge and experience.
LabSUs developed from:
It is public, because it believes in people, it doesn’t believe in hermeticness and expands the discussion onto individuals and all (dis)interested pulic.
It’s target audience are all those who ask: curator, theoretician, artist, writer – who is that? / what is that? / where is that? / because of whom? / what do they do? / ….?
LabSUs promises to do anything it possibly can so that there would be as many constructive situations and mistakes as possible.
It offers the work of curator, theoretician, artist and writer, the possibility for presentation and production of art projects, individuals ready for action, debate and engaged articulation of personal viewpoints as well as a complex evaluation of what is presented, casual chat and sincere talk, criticism and empathy.
Laboratorium is a research into the structure and possible ways of participating in the world of art and beyond it. On the one hand, it consists of a formal group of individuals who, in the frame of the SCCA-Ljubljana World of Art, School of Contemporary Arts, reflect, analyse, contextualise and evaluate the now ten-year long activities of the World of Art. On the other hand, Laboratorium wishes to encourage theoretical and critical analysis and reflections on relevant issues, placing them into public debate.
The public activities of Laboratorium take place at the Project Room SCCA, discussions and reflections between the participants also take place on the Internet (through forums and mailing lists), and regular informal meetings. Laboratorium is conceived experimentally, in order to avoid the monotony of formal workings within the system and to encourage constructive thinking and analysis of curatorial practices in the past and also the present. At the same time it is focused on artists, theoreticians, writers as key protagonists within the field of art, inviting them for an open debate.
Please address any wishes, comments, advice and questions to: email@example.com
Experimental project of the Laboratorium WoA 2006/2007
LabSUs thanks to: Barbara Borčič, Vesna Bukovec, Dušan Dovč, Brigita Drevenšek, Gorazd Krnc, Tevž Logar, Saša Nabergoj, Sabina Salamon